Originally Posted by spock123
Does your tankless work the same if you are on your 12 volt water pump or if you are at a campground that has low water pressure. I know they work great in a house because the water pressure is always the same. I have a 12 gallon hot water heater in now but if I couldn't get the tankless to work for me I could not replace it with another 12 gallon. It would be a smaller one
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Spock, interesting question.
One of the suggestions a guy made at the CC site, while I was camping, was to get off of city water and go on FWT with pump. Voila, sounded great. So I did..........filled the FWT and turned on the pump.
It will not even work with the pump. Period. Water flows out of tap, and about 1 minute later the DSI/FLT light comes on, 100% of the time. It won't light (or won't stay lit, whichever the FLT light actually means). So I have no idea if it actually produces hot water with the pump should it stay lit!
I will say this........that the FWT and the pump did not produce very high pressure water, even cold.........and I took the regulator out of the loop about 2 hours into this process, so it never was in the line during all the trouble.
NM suggests that the HW Tankless unit is faulty. He may be correct. I languished long and hard over the CC offer to replace it with a conventional one. But in the week after the offer was made, I read no less than 12 online complaints from fellow folks with tankless heaters, and every one was about to pull their hair out. Couple that with the fact that CC made the offer of replacement without even bothering to suggest a repair of the tankless. Their email basically said "Yeah, we tried this Suburban tankless thing and sometimes new stuff just doesn't work out". SO, I believe they know/knew it was going to be dicey keeping this thing working. We're in it for the long term, and a conventional, dependable heater is just too good of an offer to pass up.......especially since it'll be done by factory techs at Goshen, not any dealer.
I know NM and another friend of mine (with the exact same unit) love their tankless units. I would wonder, however, if they have not 100% of the time camped where the pressure is constant and high??? Mine worked (so/so) at the Nashville Jellystone park I was at for one night, because pressure was good. That made me think that most of the complaints, including mine, are at random sites....which is where I'll be rest of my camping life, so.............replacement just seems prudent.